Course: AFRS 367. African American Social Movements (3)
This course is an examination of the theory and practice of African-American social movements designed to introduce students to the various approaches and models used to study social movements and apply them to the African American experience. Theories that promulgate non-violent direct action, the use of violence and other non-systemic activity will be assessed within the context of African American movement activity. Although the focus is on the Modern Civil Rights and Black Power movements, the course also examines the early abolition and Negro Convention Movement for historical context. Contemporary grassroots activism in the African-American community and African American global initiatives, including African American involvement in the anti-apartheid movement in South Africa, will be examined.